Archive for November, 2010

Nov 21st by Ian under Miscellaneous

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few pics from my brother, same Panasonic as I have.…

Nov 19th by Ian under Materials and Construction

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You would expect, if you lied on a post or your observations on a company or institution were way off the mark that said companies or institutions would take some legal action against you¬† or at least robustly comment on the maligning words. Well given the recent reaction to¬†one of my¬†posts,¬†some people are as sensitive as adolescent school girls.¬†¬†It surely must be¬†wrong to associate a personal post on a personal blog to the persons employer and apply pressure regarding one's personal opinions. So here we are in Scottish /¬†Burmese state where words must be constrained, not because they are wrong,…

Nov 8th by Ian under Bird Watching

WaxwingDidn't have to go far this year to see my first waxwing as it was feeding with starlings and blackies on rowan berries on a tree visible from my porch. That's a first for our garden and I managed a pic with my compact Panasonic DMC FZ7. Strange that it was a lone waxwing as I have always seen them in flocks before. Just need some frost on the cotoneaster berries and the fieldfares and redwings will be on them.…
In September this year my wife and I spent 3 fantastic weeks in Sydney, Australia.¬† The primary reason for the trip was to visit our youngest daughter Sarah who has been in Oz for two years now and my niece Lindsey and her family who also live there.¬† A little sightseeing was also on the agenda of course. A few travel facts first.¬† We flew with BA via Heathrow and Bangkok.¬† Travel time was 27 hours.¬† On the way out it didn't feel too bad but on the way back it felt like it was taking forever!¬†…
Well I have been biting my tongue for months, not like me ! the resignation of TIEs chief executive David Mackay was too much for a balanced view to withstand. I am not a Edinburgh tax payer, if I was I would be driven to protest. Bilfinger Berger are a construction company, they did not make the overly complicated bespoke contract that they signed up to. If it is exploitable it's the fault of the spec makers, TIE. To state on resignation that a company who cannot legally reply, due to the contract,¬† are delinquents, and lets take that in…
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